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Summary of YLC Programmes

*Please note: All programmes have been reviewed and updated to meet the needs of school leaders in a rapidly reforming education system

Programmes will be delivered at partner schools across the region – the specific locations will be selected in respond to cohort preferences.




Target Group



* Full day = 8.00am – 4.00pm Half day = 2.00pm – 5.00pm Twilight = 4pm – 6.00pm

Price Per Delegate


Aspiring Leaders Programme




Teachers with the potential to lead in the future, who are currently in the early stages of their career. 

Primary, secondary, special or other settings

1 full day

3 half days


MA in Education (part-time) 

The programme is suitable for both primary and secondary teachers and all career stages whether you are a relatively new teacher or a head teacher.

Year 1: 4 University-based teaching days, 2 on a Saturday and  on school days. 

Year 2: 2 University days, 1 on a Saturday and 1 on a school day.

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Middle Leaders Programme (NPQML)




Teachers with some middle leadership responsibility who want to benefit from high quality professional development

Online induction session

4 full days

Twilight assessment/ celebration evening  



Senior Leaders Programme (NPQSL)



Teachers with some whole school responsibility who have already completed NPQML or similar

Online induction session

3 full days

Online short course

Twilight assessment/ celebration


Y & H Stepping Up Programme


Experience Senior Leaders preparing for promotion within 12-18 months

4 full days

3 online courses

£300 for participants working in Yorkshire and the Humber

Headteacher and Principals Programme (NPQH)



Senior leaders who are within 2 years of their next step promotion to Headship

Gateway assessment 

Online induction session

4 full days

2 online courses


Executive Leaders Programme (NPQEL)

Aspiring and existing executive leaders

2 360 diagnostics

Regional introduction and orientation twilight

National two day residential

5 twilight sessions

National training day

5 online modules

School placement

On-going coaching



* Full day = 8.00am – 4.00pm Half day = 2.00pm – 5.00pm Twilight = 4pm – 6.00pm (times may vary)

NPQ Funding 

If you are working in a school in an Opportunity Areas or a category 5 or 6 area you may be eligible to receive
fully-funded NPQs. Participants must: 

  • be working in a school in an Opportunity Area (OAs) or a Category 5 or 6 area,

  • not already hold the NPQ for which they are applying, and

  • not have previously dropped out before completing the NPQ for which they are applying.

  • not have been previously failed or removed from an NPQ course due to evidence of plagiarism

  • In the event of over subscription the DfE will further prioritise funding

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